Archive for September 23rd, 2011

I recently started reading a blog about books.  Shocker, I know.  There was a link to another blog called A Few More Pages and this lady hosts a different kind of link party on Fridays. 

As you can see, I participate in several cooking link parties throughout the week, but this was the first bookish party I had seen.  (There are probably lots and lots…this is just the first one that I found to participate in.)  Here is the premise: 

Just share the first line or two of the book you are currently reading and also include the name of the book and the author.  Then, give the blog readers your first impression of the book based on that line.  Easy, peasy!!

Right now, I am reading “The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson and here is the first paragraph:

“An estimated 600 women served during the American Civil War.  They had signed up disguised as men.  Hollywood has missed a significant chapter of cultural history here-or is this history ideologically too difficult to deal with?  Historians have often struggled to deal with women who do not respect gender distinctions, and nowhere is that distinction more sharply drawn than in the question of armed combat.  (Even today, it can cause controversy having a woman on a typical Swedish moose hunt.)”

Interesting, huh?  It is especially interesting because this book has nothing to do with war, but with “combat” to protect oneself.  Even the “combat” is not just physical combat, but fighting with the tools and talents you have.  This is the 3rd book of a trilogy so I knew the characters and the general story line in the beginning, but it is an awesome book full of twists and turns.  I have about a hundred pages to go and I can’t wait to see how it ends!

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